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Sr Manager/Manager | Topicals R&D | Marksans Pharma Ltd | Navi Mumbai


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Position: Sr Manager/Manager – Topicals R&D

Location: Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Job Description:

  • Establish the necessary infrastructure and capabilities required for the development and scale-up of topical dosage forms like creams, ointments, gels, etc for filing in highly regulated markets like the US.
  • Evaluate the portfolio/assigned project with regards to technical aspects like complexity; developability, manufacturability & timelines. Prepare a project plan for this.


  • Evaluate the reference product suitably and define the QTPP and other development requirements. Evaluate the patent & regulatory landscape and develop a development approach in collaboration with stakeholders.


  • Perform a literature search and other suitable experiments in the pre-formulation phase. Evaluate the data in order to arrive at the conclusions of the pre-formulation phase.


  • Design and execute lab experiments/trials in line with the defined development strategy. Evaluate the data and further the experiments to reach the lab prototype.


  • Collaborate with CROs to perform the in-vitro and in-vivo testing of topical dosage forms as per guidelines. Identify the requirements, evaluate CRO capability, shortlist CROs, finalize protocols, and monitor the study.


  • Define the manufacturing process and perform experiments/trials in order to optimize and characterize the process.


  • Write and provide the technical documentation package to the manufacturing site for the registration batches. Work closely with the site in order to define the scale-up, registration batches/ process validation batches strategy.


  • Execute the scale-up / registration/ process validation batches at the manufacturing site in close collaboration with the site team.


  • Provide the technical document package for filing in collaboration with stakeholders. Provide technical guidance and data required for the registration phase.


  • Provide technical support on quality issues, improvements on commercial lifecycle products.

Desired Candidate Profile:

  • Around 15 years of formulation development and technology transfer experience of topical dosage forms for the US.
  • Must be experienced in the formulation development and scale-up of creams, ointments, and gels.
  • Must have knowledge and experience for the entire development cycle like pre-formulation, formulation development, scale-up & tech transfer & in-vitro/in-vivo studies.
  • Experience in setting up a development infrastructure for topical semi-solid development.
  • The position is responsible to perform the formulation design, development, process development, technology transfer, and approval of generic pharmaceutical products with a special focus on topical dosage forms for highly regulated markets.
  • Within approved guidelines on quality, cost & timelines.

Qualification: M.Pharma – Pharmaceutics from Reputed Institute/University

Experience: 14-15 Years

Salary: Negotiable

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